A Pulkovo Airlines Tu-154M en route from Anapa to St. Petersburg carrying 160 passengers and 10 crew crashed yesterday in Ukraine, killing all aboard. The crash was the third and deadliest in the region in less than four months, following the Armavia A320 accident in May (ATWOnline, July 27) and the S7 Airlines A310-300 overrun at Irkutsk last month (ATWOnline, July 11). The Pulkovo pilots sent a distress signal about 2 min. before the Tu-154 disappeared from ATC radar around 2:30 p.m. local ...

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